Pulpit Notes: Discipleship Is a Journey

“If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, my servant will be as well.  If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
John 12:26

I often write about journeys. This started early in my life. My father thought traveling and exploring were important, so he refurbished an old camping trailer, and our family traveled most weekends and in the summer.

In my ministry, drawing parallels between geographical travel and spiritual journeys just makes sense. Think about Jesus’ ministry, when He walked by the Sea of Galilee. He said to Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, “Come, follow me.”

If we are to be faithful to Christ’s call in our lives, we also must commit ourselves to a journey of faith, obedience, and service. Jesus Christ will never let us stay where we are spiritually. He wants us to grow in His Word and in the gifts of the Spirit, that we might glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

All life is a journey. For Christians and disciples of Christ, the most important question will always remain, “Will we follow Jesus?” In the blog posts that follow, I hope to share with you thoughts, prayers, and devotions which I hope will help us all to reflect upon our journey as we seek to follow Jesus Christ.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Senior Pastor